Newbury Sports Massage was founded in 2009 by Lizanne Robey following completion of a Sports & Remedial Massage Diploma at Pulse Training Systems (now OSSM) one of only 5 BTEC and ISRM accredited training schools. This qualification has become the benchmark for quality training, in advanced remedial massage and soft tissue techniques.
Lizanne Robey -
Dip PTS MISRM, Dip ITEC, BSc (Food Science), CIM DipM
If you're looking for a massage therapist you need to know they have had appropriate training that is both recognised and approved.
Since completing the Sports & Remedial Massage Diploma I have been a full member of the Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage (ISRM). I am also registered with the CNHC (Complementary Natural Healthcare Council) and fully insured to practice Sports & Remedial Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Acupuncture, Biomechanics Coach and teach mat Pilates.
Previously I attained an ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage, which spurred me on to study Sports Massage in order to learn more about applying soft tissue massage to help relieve aches and pains. With tutors who had worked at the Bejing Olympics and professional football amongst other sports, I realised the breadth of application was extensive. In addition to Continual Professional Development I completed a Thai Yoga Massage Diploma - a very different type of massage yet it compliments sports massage beautifully with its accupressure, massage and gently applied yoga stretches.
I have trained with Noah Karrasch on his CORE myofascial bodywork which i use in almost every treatment to a lesser or great extent to ensure the body is aligned and gravity can travel though its centre thereby work most efficiently and is thus less lightly to have dysfunction and pain.
I also added the Practitioners Diploma in Seated Acupressure On-Site Massage as so many workers suffer from backache. I believe in encouraging clients to help themselves which is why I qualifed as a CYQ Level 3 REPS Pilates Mat Instructor and teach locally. More recently I have been converting to Body Control Pilates and working through their specialist Back4Good Level 4 Lower Back Pain qualification, Pilates for the Older Person and have gained the Exercise Referral.
I have attended further pilates training with APPI (Australian Physio and Pilates Institute) including Pilates for Running Performance and also Pilates after Spinal Surgery.
In 2018 I completed an Acupuncture for Muscularskeletal injuries qualification with the respected Bernard Nolan. The more I learn the more I see how Traditional Chinese Medicine has many synergies with western therapy and practice and yet has been around for many more years.
I also qualified as a Biomechanics Coach with Biomechanics Education earlier in 2019 which enables me to screen the whole body for imbalances and asymmetry of the muscles, joints and nerves of the pelvis, spine, shoulders, knees and feet from which I can then prescribe specific exercises to encourage better movement capacity. If clients can move more freely and reach their movement goals we often also see a reduction in pain. Biomechanics coaching works hand in hand with sports massage to help get a full picture at the outset encourages the client to not just rely on therapy but to do the prescribed anti-spasm, strength and conditioning exercises too.
I am a First Aid Emergency trained, and have previously worked at Newbury Rugby Club (Bs in 2009), Newbury Athletics Club (Crookham Common) and I have been providing a team of Sport Massage therapists at the fabulous Team Kennet Newbury Triathlon for the past 10 years competing myself before providing several hours of post event massage! A keen sportswoman myself; I run, bike, swim, (do triathlons), snowboard, enjoy yoga, teach pilates and run around (constantly!) after my children!